Off the Streets Program, Inc. Transitional Housing Guidelines and Expectations

Off the Streets Program, Inc.(OTSP) Transitional Housing is a clean and sober environment, specifically for women. OTSP Transitional Housing opened in 2007 and offers housing for six (6) women with a community kitchen, dining and living space.

In an effort to promote your transition to self-sufficiency, life-skills classes are a mandatory part of our transitional housing and include money management/finance, job readiness, retention and advancement training skills, and drug classes. Residents are eligible to stay in transitional housing for up to 120 days but may request extensions up to 12 months.

To become a resident of OTSP Transitional Housing, women must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed alcohol and drug treatment
  • Must work a 12-step recovery program
  • Attend mandatory life-skills and drug classes
  • Must become gainfully employed or willing to volunteer if unable to work
  • Must pay $100 per week for housing

Below you will find an explanation of what we expect of every resident of OTSP Transitional Housing from a recovery and financial perspective. All of the guidelines listed below are for the protection of every resident individually and the “family” as a whole. We wish you the very best as you begin this new path on your journey forward.

    • While a resident of OTSP Transitional Housing Program you must be abstinent of any drugs, alcohol or mood and mind altering substances. If you have a question about what would fall into that category, it is your responsibility to ask the staff at OTSP Transitional Housing Program.
    • If you relapse and choose to use any drugs, alcohol or mood and mind altering substances, termination from OTSP Transitional Housing will occur immediately.
    • If you violate any of the residency guidelines, you may be discharged from OTSP Transitional Housing at the discretion of the staff.

Below you will find a list of potential violations: 

  1. Bringing any mood or mind altering substances onto the property.
  2. Coming onto the property under the influence.
  3. Bringing people who are not residence of OTSP Transitional Housing into the house or onto the grounds without staff permission.
  4. Not adhering to curfew guidelines.
  5. Not adhering to your continuing care plan.
  6. Entering other residence’s room without their permission.
  7. Stealing, gambling or participating in any illegal activity.
  8. Damaging any property belonging to OTSP Transitional Housing or any other residence.
  9. Failure to make timely rental payments.
  10. Not completing your daily chores/maintaining a clean house.
  11. An inability to take prescribed medications as directed with the exception of narcotics, which are not allowed.
  12. Acts or threats of physical violence toward self or others.

You should gain full time employment as soon as is reasonably possible. That means after a few days of getting adjusted you begin looking. Your choice of employment must be approved by OTSP Transitional Housing staff. We want to make sure that it in no way compromises your recovery plan or the program’s curriculum/schedule

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